Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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I, philosophy: A) The expression of a speaker for the subject or the person who is herself. The use of this expression presupposes an awareness of one's own person. B) The psychical entity of a subject that is able to relate to itself.
 
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Kim Sterelny Primatenwelten in D. Perler/M. Wild (Hg.) Der Geist der Tiere, Frankfurt 2005

Perler I 364
Self/Concept/Animal/Heyes/Sterelny: Self-recognition in the mirror does not prove the possession of a self-concept (self-awareness).
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I 365
But animals that move in an environment full of objects need a "body concept". Animals which recognize themselves in the mirror are not stimulus-dependent, that is, they recognize themselves over more than one stimulus channel.

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D. Perler/M. Wild (Hg)
Der Geist der Tiere Frankfurt 2005




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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-25